The conference SEEIIST meets Industry will take place from 1st to 3rd of April 2020 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will be hosted by the city of Sarajevo in its City Hall and jointly organised by SEEIIST and the University of Sarajevo together with major scientific organisations. It will be followed by an event for the general public SEEIIST meets Sarajevo in the evening of April 3rd, also in the Sarajevo City Hall.
The aim of the conference is to promote cooperation between the fields of science, technology and industry in the South East European region and among CEI, Central European Initiative Member States following the common guidelines and goals of the CEI and SEEIIST initiatives.
SEEIIST, the South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies, proposed in 2016 in the spirit of CERN’s ideal “Science for Peace” by former CERN DG Prof H. Schopper, was brought on the political level by the Minister of Science of Montenegro, S. Damjanovic, and was endorsed officially by the governments of six countries in the SEE region on the 7th of July 2019. The SEEIIST project has entered the Design Phase thanks to the first financial support of the European Commission (DG RTD).
The main scientific goal of SEEIIST is the realisation of a “Facility for Tumour Hadron Therapy and Biomedical Research” based on a state-of-the-art particle accelerator design developed in collaboration with the main European research centres CERN and GSI-FAIR. Such a Regional Center of Scientific Excellence will strengthen local scientific expertise for future projects and the development of a sustainable economy and social cohesion.
The facility is also expected to stimulate the development of complementary technologies, such as the use of alternative energy sources or the development of advanced digital systems, and to trigger spin-offs. To maximise benefits it is planned as a regionally distributed facility with hubs in different countries offering numerous opportunities for technology transfer and benefits to South-East European industry as well as international cooperation opportunities.